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Refresher Course - - - DONE!!!!

I'm home again.  I completed the refresher course and now I have to study much much more.  I didn't get very much out of the course, but I did get the hours and I can now go take the State Board Exam, both the written and the practical........

I'm waiting for Bret to return from Santa Fe, hes been up there working since Tuesday the 12th.  Life is slowly getting back to normal.
Erin is coming home for Thanksgiving, and Jess, Luke & Rob will all hopefully be here for Christmas.  Then we will see what 2014 holds.

Adorabella Beauty Academy

Well, I've been in Albuquerque since October 21st.  I started a refresher course at The Adorabella Beauty Academy on October 22nd.  The course will be complete on November 13th or 14th.  After that, I will go back home to Ruidoso and continue studying to take my State Board Exam.  The practical exam is on December 8th, I'm not sure when I take the written part of the Exam.

This has been a learning experience, not just re-learning the book end of Cosmetology, but learning about people.  I called Robert to get some advice, because I was having an issue with one of the people at the school (you know there's a bad apple in every bunch).

This is what Robert told me, and let me add that he has taught me so much about life, business, and just how to deal with people and still remain positive.  He said that we should look at all our relationships as "bank accounts", you can either make deposits or you can withdraw from those accounts.  Well, that is some very wise advi…

Rebounding from Failure - J.K. Rowling

Rebounding from Failure J.K. Rowling describes the period after her time in Portugal as being ‘rock bottom’. She goes on however, to say that rock bottom became a solid foundation on which she rebuilt her life. “Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than I was and began diverting all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.”


Father, I come before You today with an open and humble heart, ready to receive all You have for me. Teach me to live a life that is pleasing to You so that I can be an example of Your love in the world around me in Jesus’ name. Amen

The Rare & Amazing people in your life


Let your cup run over



Father, I humbly come before You giving You my thoughts, my actions and my words. Help me to activate my faith by speaking Your Word daily. May my words and thoughts be pleasing to You always in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Healing Prayer

Father, we pray for all those dealing with illness. We pray for healing in Your mighty name, that they may be delivered from all that is coming against them. Please also give them comfort and strength as they fight their sickness. And give them the faith to know they can be healed. We ask this, in Jesus' name..........AMEN!

DREAMS ~ By: Robert Crain (my son)

This is a quote from my son Robert:

If the dream is really YOUR dream.. there's nothing... NOTHING .. that can stop you. If its someone elses dream for you and you're trying to make it yours... You dont stand a chance. Your dream will make you have a strong reason WHY you want to do it and if your WHY is strong enough.. you wont be stopped. Period.
How big is big enough? How much money is enough money? How happy is HAPPY for you? You live your life and you have to settle for it. So keep in mind that you will be as happy as you want to be. Luckily youre living in America and you can change what your doing with ease and make your life exactly how you want it. Dont blame anything on your situation. I know its rough, I undertand that times are hard... BUT please understand this...
Its been done before by someone with a worse situation than yours under harder times than you are going through with less confidence in their abilities than you have in yours. Bet I can go find a story a…

The way to live

I really love this picture I found today.  This is how we should all live!!! At least in my opinion.